The Daily Eastern News

Eastern grad student shot, recovering

Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 13, 2020

An Eastern student was shot April 9 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The student, Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega, is a graduate student studying technology and the Vice President of the Indian Student Association. Dega was shot in the left side of his abdomen, and the bullet traveled through his body to the right side of his body, damaging his intestines and liver, according to a fundraise...

3 suspects arrested in connection with Sunday shooting

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 30, 2019

Three arrests have been made for alleged roles in a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon at 24 W. Buchanan Avenue, according to a press release from the Charleston Police Department. Shannon M. Barnes, 18, and Alyssa A. Jenkins, 19, were questioned by CPD who concluded the two allegedly assisted...

1 person shot in Charleston

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 28, 2019

*The story has been corrected to reflect updated information from the Charleston Police Department. The alleged victim was misidentified. Police officers are searching for suspects who reportedly shot a man in an apartment building on the corner of A Street and Buchanan Avenue at approximately 3:15 p...

EIU-UPI expresses support after New Zealand shooting

Staff Report

March 27, 2019

The University Professionals of Illinois at Eastern said it wishes to express support for Muslim faculty, staff and students after the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting in a press release. The press release said EIU-UPI would like to express their support to the Muslim community at Eastern followi...

Shooting victim was 26-year-old male flown to Urbana hospital

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 4, 2019

A 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen early Sunday morning near 7th Street and Buchanan Avenue. The victim was transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and then flown to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. During the initial investigation into the incident officers were made aware of an argu...

Police look into reports of shots fired

Staff Report

October 5, 2017

Police investigated multiple reports of shots fired Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue. However, Charleston Police Chief Bryan Baker said when they were out searching the area they did not find any evidence of empty shell casings or bullet holes. “Somebody reported what they...

Possible shots fired on 4th Street

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

Several students reported what they thought were shots fired early Thursday morning outside of the Melrose Apartments on 4th Street. The Charleston Police Department is still investigating the report, coordinating with their night staff to get more information. Derek Flaugher, a senior sociology...

Safety should be a priority

Staff Editorial

September 21, 2017

With the recent school shooting at Mattoon High School, the importance of having safety procedures in place is something that has been brought to the forefront for public consideration. Kent Martin, chief of the university police department, said in Sept. 19’s meeting of the Faculty Senate that...

Student dies in shooting on Seventh Street

Staff Report

April 23, 2017

Staff Report | @DEN_News One man died and another was injured in a shooting incident at 2:28 a.m. Saturday on the 1000 block of Seventh Street. The man who died was identified in a press release sent out by the Charleston Police Department as Byron Edingburg, 23, an Eastern student from Chicago. According...

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